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January 30th, 2014

Jeff Oswald


Jeff is a copywriter/ACD at Jacobson Rost in Chicago. The first two projects on his site feature Conan and Will Ferrel for Bud Light. Does that make MC jealous, getting to shoot with Conan and Will Ferrel? And beer? No. No, no, no. Course not. Maybe. Little. Yes.

Portfolio: jmoswald.com

January 27th, 2014

CW Wanted: RP3 Washington DC


Holly Corrigan, Creative Services Manager at RP3 in DC, is on the hunt for a mid-to-senior level writer. From Holly, “RP3 is a 4-year-old, fiercely independent, 35+ people agency and growing fast. Our clients range from Johns Hopkins Medicine to Ripley’s Believe It or Not, plus freight rail, automotive, travel, museums, and performing arts venues. We’re doing some pretty cool work and building some pretty cool things, and you’ll help us do more. (And no, you won’t have to work on political attack ads or dysfunctional government websites, because we don’t touch that stuff.) You have at least 3-5 years experience, a great book full of integrated campaigns, an insane work ethic, and a bit of a start-up mentality. You communicate equally well with clients and code writers. And you’re intrigued by the idea of building a great agency in a town not necessarily known for them.” Awesome. To apply, submit resumes and portfolio links to the address below.

Submit rez/links to: jobs@rp3agency.com

January 27th, 2014

Landon Dinnin


Landon is a recent CW grad from Chicago Portfolio School. Lots of smart writing-based campaigns in his portfolio—which of course MC digs the most. Good times.

Portfolio: ohnohedinnin.com

January 24th, 2014

Vera Springett


Vera is a creative lead/ACD at Avenue Marketing & Communications in Chicago, previously in-house at University of Phoenix. Lots of the work in her portfolio is collateral/digital that’s more informational than marketing, which means that there’s lots and lots of writing. Which is what lots of lots of companies are looking for in a copywriter, you know?

Portfolio: coroflot.com/veraspringett

January 22nd, 2014

Josh Leutz


Josh is a copywriter/ACD at Butler Shine Stern & Partners in Sausalito. His portfolio rocks. MC’s been hearing a bit of poo-pooing lately about Cargo—that while it’s clean, you can’t get the modern look you can with Squarespace. Might be true. And MC digs them both. But Josh’s portfolio proves that, if you’ve got the content, super-clean super-easy-to-nav is all you need.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/joshleutz

January 20th, 2014

UPDATE: Aleix Bou


Aleix is a copywriter/CD at Grey London Barcelona. Since his last post on MC more than three years ago (06.18.10, has it been that long?!?!), he’s been very, very busy. That includes a new site and all kinds of new work on it, like the above interactive YouTube video series for SEAT. Good times.

Portfolio: aleixbou.com

January 17th, 2014

CW Wanted: Bay Area


Recruiter (and friend of MC) Francesca Cohn checks in with a mid-level CW position at an awesome Bay Area shop. (Can’t name it, but it’s awesome.) Winner winner chicken dinner will get to work on a bunch of great accounts, including auto, travel and lifestyle. Ideal candidates have 4-5 years experience and killer, integrated portfolios (TV, print, digital, etc.). Relocation is paid, but Visa’s aren’t an option. If you’re interested, email Francesca at the address below.

Email Francesca at: francesca@bltrecruiting.com

January 16th, 2014

Chicago Portfolio School Week | Fall/Winter 2013


Ladies and gents, MC proudly presents the portfolio sites of 10 Chicago Portfolio School copywriter grads (in alphabetical order):

Adam Repp – adamrepp.com

Andy Hunt – andy-hunt.squarespace.com

Audrey Hansen – audrey-hansen.squarespace.com

Bridget Natale – bridgetnatale.com

Caroline Ganson – carolineganson.com

Justin Lake – justinthewords.com

Lyndsey Tonyan – lyndseytonyan.com

Sam Bordignon – samantha-bordignon.squarespace.com

Sarah Kennedy – sarahwritescopy.com

Sean Collander – seancollander.com

January 15th, 2014

Chicago Portfolio School Week: Justin Lake


Chicago Portfolio School Week Wednesday features the one and only Justin Lake. Don’t miss Justin’s D&AD-winning campaign Be Average to combat obesity in the UK. “Since half the population is currently performing below average when it comes to physical activity, we decided to encourage the people of the UK to forget about overachieving and just Be Average!” Good times.

Portfolio: justinthewords.com

January 14th, 2014

Chicago Portfolio School Week: Sarah Kennedy


CPS Week on MC continues with Sarah Kennedy. Check out her campaign for Crushers Club in Chicago—so nice to see an integrated campaign, including video, for a great cause in a student portfolio. Perfect tagline on her Sur La Table campaign, too: where taste meets taste. Yup.

Portfolio: sarahwritescopy.com

January 13th, 2014

Chicago Portfolio School Week: Audrey Hansen


Chicago Portfolio School Week kicks off with Audrey Hansen, who was nice enough to gather her class’s links and share ’em with MC. (Thanks, Audrey!) Her first campaign is “Print is dead” for SPIN Magazine. But it’s a print campaign, so maybe print is only half-dead. Whew!

Portfolio: audrey-hansen.squarespace.com

January 10th, 2014

Chris Stoltz

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Chris is a freelance copywriter/ACD in Mobile, Alabama. His site was submitted by fellow CW Scott Shalles (big ups, Scott). Lots of great writing all over Chris’s site, including a super long copy piece for The Simplicity Plan that actually makes death seem not so bad. Or, not as bad. Nice.

Portfolio: chrisstoltz.com

January 6th, 2014

Mark Fulara


Mark is a copywriter at Avenue in Chicago. Branding Clarke company cars with a line that communicates both why the person driving the car is spraying chemicals and environmental friendliness is no easy task. But Mark’s line, “Love the Earth. Not mosquitoes.” is pretty much spot on. Especially if you’ve lived anywhere there are lots of mosquitoes. Hate. Mosquitoes.

Portfolio: markfulara.com

January 1st, 2014

Creative Circus | Fall/Winter 2013


Ladies and gentlemen, MC is honored to present the portfolio sites of seven Fall/Winter 2013 Creative Circus graduating copywriters (in alphabetical order):

Marielle Castillo – mariellecastillo.com

Madison Jackson – goalittlemad.com

William Knox – wknox.com

Chris Potts – bigglasses.4ormat.com

Mark Price – thepriceiswriter.com

Craig Shervin (with AD/partner Andrew Lindsey) – salmonellafarms.com

Meredith Young – meredithyoung.com

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